The above photo was taken in the children's section of the Benjamin Branch Library. The Benjamin Branch was named for Ms. Blanche Sternberger Benjamin. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin and her parents, the Sternbergers, were great philanthropists in Greensboro. Many of the Sternbergers' projects and donations, Sternberger Elementary, Sternberger Park, The Junior Achievement Property, to name a few, help the children of Greensboro. Benjamin Branch Library is located at 1530 Benjamin Parkway.
Recently, this branch has undergone renovation. While tiny, it is a vibrant, warm, and inviting place with easy access to technology. The library, located across from General Green Elementary School, remains busy, especially after school. The young fellow in the photo above was trying to trace the origin of a barking dog recording with his family smiling nearby. The adults who were tutoring (just beyond the camera lens) were slightly less amused at the barking dog recording!
Today is ABC Wednesday and K is for Kids. If you are looking for causes to help the children of Greensboro, your options are many. For as little as $10, you can become a Friend of the Greensboro Public Libraries (join here). The United Way of Greensboro does a great deal to help our children. Just about any school or church can connect you with ways to help the youth in our community. Finally, if you are interested in bringing a child to our community, Carolina Adoption is a great place to start.